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this year launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself following but also urging netanyahu to avoid civilian casualties. hours earlier the israeli government posted this video from youtube showing an air strike yesterday in gaza that killed ahmed al jabari, he is the top military member of hamas. that was a widespread campaign against hamas targets that the israeli military had said it will broaden in the coming days. this morning israeli defense forces, the idf, dropped leaflets over gaza warning residents there to stay away from hamas operatives. >>> also on twitter, a clear message from the israeli defense forces saying we recommend that no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, thoush their faces above ground in the days ahead. president obama also spoke last night with egypt's president about working together to try to preserve peace and security in that region. tension between israel and egypt's new islamist government has increased since the a
. although president obama says it would be, quote, preferable to avoid a ground war, he is making support of israel clear. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. >> joining us now from gaza is nbc's reporter. what's the latest this morning? >> reporter: good morning, mika. they've pushed that up now over the past six days of fighting the death toll stands at 95 palestinians, 23 of them children, more than 640 wounded palestinians since this conflict began last wednesday. one of the incidents you referred to and one that's drawing a lot of national media attention into what exactly happened when this family was killed. it took place sunday morning and it was the house of a top hamas official. in that house were several families. it was a three-story building with 12 people inside of it. all 12 people were killed. ten of those 12 were from a single family including fo
york voters say christie did the best job respond together disaster. 22% say president obama's was the strongest. not everyone is happy with christie. some republicans recent the popular governor for doing his job. they say the governor's praise of the president hurt mitt romney's chances on election day. romney -- >> wait. wait. wait. helping people through a storm is a bad political move? is that what they're saying? >> who are these? are these undisclosed names or people speaking out? all right. well, they're talking about data showing a high number of undecided voters who chose president obama at the last minute citing his handling of sandy as the major reason. >> congressman allen west of florida is admitting the song is over. the tea party republican conceded to his democratic challenge er patrick murphy aft two weeks of recounts and accusation saying the vote was unfair. west released a statement he believes there are inaccuracies in the results but his legal team doesn't believe there are enough votes to change the outcome it was the most expensive congressional race
with president obama. it will be the first encounter since the final presidential debate in october. the meeting fulfills an election night promise by the president to work with romney going forward. that doesn't mean the former massachusetts governor will become a regular. >> is governor romney here tomorrow in some kind of cabinet level position? >> no. >> beyond that, is there some kind of reorganization in the commerce department where governor romney could play a role? >> again, there is -- the president doesn't have a specific assignment in mind for the governor. >> earlier today, romney expected to meet with paul ryan. >>> a top adviser for the romney campaign, stewart stephens, is out with an op-ed arguing that his candidate was the real winner on election day. he writes, "on november 6, romney carried the majority of every economic group except those making less than $50,000 a year. that means he carried the majority of the middle class. voters, yes, the republican party has problems but as we go forward, let's remember that any party that captures the majority of the middle class must
's recent comments where he claimed president obama won the white house by offering gifts or government services to minorities and young voters. louisiana governor bobby jindal took his criticism of romney a step further saying the gop needs to appeal to more than 53% of the electorate which is obviously a clear jab at romney's 47% reference during the campaign. >> this is completely unhelpful h is not where the republican party needs to g we want -- if you want voters to like you, the first thing you have to do is like them first and it is certainly not helpful to tell voters you think their votes were bought. that's not a way to show them you like them. people on food stamps don't want to be there and are there because they can't get better paying jobs. our responsibility to have do things to have them have a better life. >> marco rubio of florida offering his own carefully worded reaction to romney telling politico, quote, i don't want to rebut him point by point. i would just say to you, i don't believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don't want to
to israel as a terrorist state after attending talks in egypt. president obama spoke by phone yesterday to both morsi and netanyahu during his trip to southeast asia. in gaza hamas is calling for israel to stop killing its leaders and end a six-year blockade. meanwhile, new explosions continued through palestinian territory. they say they targeted the national islamic bank which they accuse hamas of using to pay its employees. an nbc analysis found israel has killed nearly 40 hamas militants over the last week, often using high precision drone strikes but the civilian toll has been high as well. thousands of people turned out for the funerals of four young children killed in an israeli air strike. meanwhile, israel's so-called iron dome missile defense has helped keep most missiles out of heavily populated areas. still some have made it through, like this rocket that hit a school. joining us now, nbc's eamon ayman in gaza. >> reporter: according to israeli military, more than 100 hit the gaza strip. this morning palestinian officials say the death toll from the past seven days has now r
to the news live at 5:30 here at 30 rock in new york city. this morning, president obama departs to pennsylvania where he will continue his campaign sales pitch on how to solve the country's fiscal challenges. yesterday treasury secretary tim geithner met with republicans to unveil the white house's budget proposal which includes $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over ten years as well as $50 billion in additional stimulus spending. with limited details on spending cuts, the gop's reaction, less than encouraging. senator mitch mcconnell reportedly burst into laughter while geithner was in the middle of outlining obama's plan. and house speaker john boehner who described his phone call with the president wednesday night as disappointing was not impressed by the white house proposal. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap. it needs leadership. it's time for the president and congressional democrats to tell the american people
that the u.n. ambassador can be confirmed as secretary of state should president obama nominate her. >> and with the clock ticking on the deadline to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases, democrats and republicans are now turning to campaign style tactics to win the pr battle with the american public because the american public hasn't had enough of campaign style pr tactics. today president obama is scheduled to sit down with more than a dozen ceos, including several who are actually supporters of mitt romney. and then it's back to the campaign trail for the president on friday as barack obama attempts to sell his budget plan while speaking at a toy factory outside of philadelphia. yesterday chuck todd asked jay carney if the president was running out the clock ahead of the last minute deal. >> isn't everybody just killing time until the deadline comes? can seems like everybody is just -- >> they're not killing time to me, chuck. >> until the final week and the jet fumes, people get out of school and the holidays come and then everybody will actually hammer it out? >> loo
obama for doing his job in storm recovery. those high approval marks are also sparking new speculation about a potential presidential run for chris christie in 2016. >>> and speaking of that, another possible republican contender is your friend, go ahead -- >> jeb bush. >> yep. he met yesterday with former staffers near the white house where he reportedly entertained questions about his political future. >> according to "the national review," mika, governor bush sat down with a number of veteran florida operatives along with mitt romney's pollsters. he said mr. bush remained coy about making a run for the white house and instead deflected the focus towards his efforts on educational reform. >> potential candidates are lining up for a chance to fill congressman jesse jackson jr.'s house seat after he resigned amid scandal last week. a special election is set for mid-march but will likely be pushed to april. the son of the famed civil rights leader is currently the target of multiple investigations including one for the alleged misuse of campaign funds. jackson has been out of the public
will be america's next secretary of state. >>> the obama administration is reportedly weighing its options on what sort of force -- wouldn't your dad be proud of you? >> yeah. i think he'd find that to be deserving. >> i think he might spit his coffee up all over himself. anyway, trying to figure out what type of force the u.s. military's going to leave in afghanistan after 2014. now, according to "the new york times," options range from a small counterterrorism unit to more than 10,000 americans and nato troops. there are also some ongoing discussions over how quickly that drawdown of those 66,000 troops still in the war zone are going to be. the talks factor in recommendations of commanders on the ground, many of whom favor a substantial force through next year's fighting season. that may be at odds with some of the white house, which "the new york times" says are describing as "very war weary." you know, mika, when you consider that every one of those troops out there have to worry about their afghan, quote, allies turning guns on them at any moment and shooting them, you know, they're not the
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